The mission of the Judson Independent School District's Transportation Department is to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for the children and adults who ride the school buses. As members of the education community, JISD Transportation Department Bus Drivers and Assistants will serve as an example for student riders by presenting a professional image, providing positive interactions and maintaining a safe and clean school bus environment.
The goals of the Transportation Department are to:
- Gain public confidence through courteous and safe operation of district vehicles
- Strictly observing all traffic laws, using defensive driving, and maintaining route reliability
- Communicate with all customers and the general public in a respectful and professional manner
Hello Judson ISD Community,
Summer is here and so are Summer Programs. For the latest updates using the Chrome Browswer Click Here and Transfinder will assist you in locating your bus route and stop. Type in your address and locate your school for your bus stop. For easy instructions click on the Transfinder for Parents Brochure. Call the Transportation Department for Bus Shuttles for TSI, EOC, & Tuition Based Programs at Veterans Memorial High School, SSI Programs at Metzger Middle School, Salinas Elementary School, or James Masters Elementary School. Thank you for your understanding, JISDTransportation Department.
Judson ISD provides transportation if the following requirements are met:
- The student must live more than two (2) miles from their assigned school as measured by the shortest route that may be traveled on public roads from the student’s home to school.
- The student must reside in the district and in the attendance area of the school they attend; if a student does not attend the school in their attendance area, bus transportation is not provided.
What is the "Danger Zone"? It is the area surrounding the bus where children are hard to see. We want your children to be safe when they travel to and from school. Please help us by:
If your student misses the bus at their regular stop, do not follow the bus to the next stop.
Do not let your child walk/run beside the bus to get on as the driver cannot see the student in the Danger Zone, especially if it is dark. Take your student to school.
Make children stay at least 10 feet away from the bus until they begin to enter. Children will be able to see the driver and the driver can see them.
If children must cross the street to the bus, they should cross the street 10 feet (5 giant steps) in front of the bus where they can see the driver and the driver can see them.
Warn the children that, if they drop something, they should never pick it up. Instead, they should tell the driver and follow the driver's instructions. If they bend over to pick up a dropped object, they might not be seen by the driver and could be hurt if the driver pulls away from the stop.
Remind children to look to the right before they step off the bus. Car drivers in a hurry sometimes try to sneak by the bus on the right hand side.
Teach your child to secure loose drawstrings and other objects that may get caught in the handrail or door of the bus as they are exiting.
If you meet your child at the bus stop after school, wait on the side where the child will be dropped off, not across the street. Children can be so excited at seeing you after school that they may dash across the street and forget the safety rules.